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Mother and daughter bond over brain surgery

Some mothers and daughters bond over shopping. Margie Hartmann and her daughter, Jessica McNeil, bonded over Gamma Knife surgery. Hartmann and McNeil had the treatment — a type of neurosurgery that doesn't require an incision — on the same day at Mayo Clinic, for different conditions. Hartmann had a recurrent meningioma, a slow-growing tumor. Although [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise and experience in treating arteriovenous malformations and other brain and nervous system conditions (neurological conditions).
  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in brain conditions (neurologists), brain surgeons (neurosurgeons), brain imaging specialists (neuroradiologists) and other specialists work together as an integrated, coordinated team to diagnose AVMs and develop the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
  • Individualized treatment. Doctors will discuss with you all your treatment options and develop an individualized treatment plan based on your risk of complications, the location and size of the AVM, and your overall health.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, your testing and treatment can be done in days, not weeks. The team performs many surgeries to treat all types of arteriovenous malformations, from the simplest to the most complex condition.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating AVMs with surgical removal, stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular embolization. Doctors may also use awake brain surgery during surgical removal.
  • Research. Doctors study new and improved diagnostic techniques and treatment options for arteriovenous malformations.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

July 21, 2010